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  • Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan didn't see Cecil's gesture but called it awesome.

    Chuck Cecil's Middle Finger Gesture Caught On Tape! (VIDEO)

  • According to David Cecil's A Portrait of Jane Austen, her mother, Cassandra, had more aristocatic connections than her husband but much enjoyed jokes.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Henry Cecil's unbeaten colt has been raised 1lb to a mark of 124 after his victory in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes onSaturday, while Dream Ahead, only fifth of six runners in that event, is rated 126, thanks to his nine-length win in the Middle Park Stakes earlier this month.

    Dream Ahead still officially better than Frankel despite Dewhurst flop

  • Most of those at Newmarket will be hoping to see a brilliant performance by an exceptional colt but they will also be drawn by the chance to witness Cecil's return to the top of his profession.

    Frankel could be the best colt ever trained by veteran Henry Cecil

  • McGrath reports another insight into Cecil's determination to keep Frankel calm.

    Frankel could be the best colt ever trained by veteran Henry Cecil

  • The winnowing process begins in the second chapter, set in the 1920s, when a tame establishment biographer visits Cecil's childhood home, Corley Court, to interview his family.

    The (Private) Lives of the Poets

  • This task develops into the obsession of Paul Bryant, a young writer who is in every way alien to Cecil's gilded world.

    The (Private) Lives of the Poets

  • The private legacy, passed on through the decades in hints and secret deductions, is the story of Cecil's love for George, which Mr. Hollinghurst presents as a model and emblem of the gay counter-tradition in English literature.

    The (Private) Lives of the Poets

  • It is not until the novel's last short section, set in the present day, that we learn how Paul's quest turned out, and how the writing of Cecil's life determined the course of his own.

    The (Private) Lives of the Poets

  • Daphne, who has grown up to marry Cecil's younger brother and become—temporarily—the lady of the house, is relieved and slightly disappointed that "this weekend of 'research,' for all its sadness and piquancy and interesting embarrassments, was a mere charade."

    The (Private) Lives of the Poets


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